Anders Frederik Steen has been making wine from “grapes and only grapes” since 2013. Anders and his family have now settled in the beautiful village of Valvignères in the Ardèche and he grows grapes and makes wine at his friends Jocelyne & Gérald Oustric’s farm, Le Mazel. The many varieties grown here thrive on a perfect mix of clay and limestone. The vineyards are full of life, having been tended organically for decades.
Pinot Noir from the Bannwarths in Obermorschwihr, Alsace. The grapes were pressed slowly overnight, left to rest outside in cuve for around six months and then transferred to old barriques for a further four and a half years of aging, with no topping up. A blanc de noirs of sorts, this wine has good acidity and alluring aromas, with oxidative notes of salt, nuts and yeast, making for a uniquely captivating wine.